Sift together cornstarch, icing sugar and flour. With wooden spoon, blend in butter until soft smooth dough forms.
Shape into 1 inch (2.5 cm) balls. If dough is too soft to handle, cover and chill 30-60 minutes. Place 1 1/2 inches (4 cm) apart on ungreased cookie sheet, flatten with lightly floured fork.
Alternatively, roll dough to 1/4 inch (6 cm); cut into shapes with cookie cutters. Decorate with candied cherries, colored sprinkles or nuts if desired.
Bake in 300 deg F (150 deg C) oven for 15-20 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool on wire rack.
To make Crescents:
Add 1/2 cup (125ml) ground almonds or hazelnuts to flour mixture. Shape into logs about 1/2 inch (1 cm) thick and 3 inches (7 cm) long. Twist into crescent shapes.
When baked, dip ends in melted chocolate.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Dietary Fibers 0g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.